“Sometimes life can take a big turn in the blink of an eye.. for me, 2022 is not off to a great start 🥺🤍. A broken neck (plus a positive COVID test),” Simpson wrote in her post.
“Long story short — I dove into a shallow pool headfirst & hit my head on the bottom…
“On New Year’s Eve, I got X-rays/CT Scans & an MRI to find I have 2 severe fractures in my neck (C6 & T1) 😖🥵 I was sent straight to hospital in an ambulance to be assessed by a neurosurgeon.”
The actress, who is also the younger sister of singer and now professional swimmer Cody Simpson, said no immediate surgery was required.
The near-fatal break “just missed” her spinal cord, so Simpson will be spending the next four months at home in a neck brace as she heals.
To top things off, she also received a positive COVID-19 result on the New Year weekend, making for a pretty sour start to 2022.
With time to reflect, Simpson said she had a “new lease on life” knowing she’d just avoided a much more debilitating or even fatal injury.
‘The way I see it, four months is a drop in the ocean when it comes to the rest of my happy & healthy life.. as you can imagine, I have been in endless tears and thanking every guardian angel watching over me in the pool that night plus every moment since ❤️💋,” she wrote.
Simpson ended her post with a sombre warning to her followers: “Stay safe this year fam & DON’T DIVE INTO ANYTHING WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW IT’S DEPTH!!! 🤍🤍🤍 much love, Alli x.”
Friends and fans immediately flooded her post with messages of support and love.
“Oh my god- I’m SO glad you’re ok beautiful!! Sending you so much love and I hope you have a speedy recovery ❤️❤️,” model Gabi Epstein wrote.
“Oh my god, Alli!!!!! Sending you lots of healing energy & love. So glad you’re okay ♥️ xxxx,” The Game Plan actress Madison Pettis added.
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